Hey all . Husbands boss from out of town wants to take us to a nice ASIAN dinner. Was thinking something like Japonais, but been there, done that. He is staying downtown in Streeterville, so something within 5 miles of there would be best. Thanks!
Well Asian is kind of a huge swath of cuisines.
For a nicer Japanese dinner I like Takashi in Bucktown.
For authentic and casual fun Japanese izakaya i like Sumi Robata Bar in River North for great food and cocktails.
For Chinese, my favorite is Ming Hin in Chinatown, it's a step up from the typical dumpy chinatown places.
For Thai, haven't heard about it in years, but Arun's in West Lakeview.
Sunda is Asian-style and was quite the hip and cool place two years ago.
Roka Akor is pretty good too for Japanese steaks and overpriced sushi but very nice vibe.